The Longest Straw

The Longest Straw

In the feature-length film The Longest Straw, director Samantha Bode and crew will spend seventy days backpacking the 338 mile path of the Los Angeles Aqueduct, including the Mono Extension.As they trek, they will speak with historians, community leaders and residents of Los Angeles, the Owens Valley and Mono Basin to gain a deeper understanding of the effects of water importation on ecology, economy, and society, as well as the future of local water sources for Los Angeles. The Longest Straw is a film which draws a connection between the water that supports a city and that water's source. California is currently suffering the worst drought the state has seen since record-keeping began over a century ago. Los Angeles is one of the top cities in America for water conservation, yet statewide outdoor watering restrictions and two declarations of drought emergency by Governor Brown go unnoticed by many Angelenos. Swimming pools are brimming, driveways are power washed, and automobiles sparkle in the Southern California sun while 28 communities in the state are at risk of going dry, and three of its largest reservoirs are only at 30 percent capacity. The Longest Straw aims to heighten Angelenos' awareness that the water sources they draw from are shared by various communities throughout the state of California and beyond, and the only way to a sustainable water future is through more local water sources.

Running Time
1 hours 27 minutes
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
History, Adventure, Documentary
Samantha Bode
Angela Jorgensen, Samantha Bode
Audio Languages
English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

Comments about history «The Longest Straw» (16)

Carolyn avatar

Love this movie. The main character is such an awesome character.

Ryan R. avatar
Ryan R.

Most compact, most mature and best done in very aspects, and perhaps it's the best movie from Angela Jorgensen.

Julie K. avatar
Julie K.

Well done and played. Not many movies are done this well.

Ethan Little avatar
Ethan Little

Great all the way through

Evelyn avatar

This is good stuff even if you're not a big History fan! Lot's of good excitement with a satisfying if very unexpected wrap!

Harry Carroll avatar
Harry Carroll

Definitely would have picked this to win.

Donald avatar

Samantha Bode did a wonderful job with this movie. He gave the fans what they wanted to see without rolling over and catering to their every demand. 10/10 stars, perfect.

Anna Ross avatar
Anna Ross

The movie is littered with interesting themes which adds further depth to this already amazing story.

Evelyn G. avatar
Evelyn G.

Was much better than I expected. Enjoyed it immensely. I’ve already watched it twice in less than a week.

Harry avatar

just go and watch it and be prepared to be blown away. Literally.

Susan W. avatar
Susan W.

Well-acted by a great cast. Entertaining. Pulled me into story and interested until the end.

Ruth Herrera avatar
Ruth Herrera

Great cast, acting and directing. Loved it, very entertaining.